04/01/15 2:27pm

Mr.+Archie+IslenUPDATE (2:30 PM): Mr. Islen has been located.

The Alexandria Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Archie Islen. He has gone missing and was last seen in the 4100 block of Duke Street around 12:00 Noon on April 1, 2015.

Mr. Islen is a 72-year-old black male, 5′, 176 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. He often wears jeans, a light green jacket, and glasses. Mr. Islen has kidney problems and dementia. He is comfortable riding DASH buses.

If you see him, please contact the Police Department immediately at 703.746.4444. Click on the image for a larger photo.

04/01/15 12:22pm

Chinquapin Park

Celebrate Spring with an Underwater Egg Hunt Saturday, April 4

Looking for a new way to celebrate Spring? Participate in the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities’ Underwater Egg Hunt from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday, April 4 at Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility, located at 3210 King Street in Alexandria.

Ages 6 months to 13 years can jump in and explore the water to find as many eggs as possible. Some special eggs will have prizes. Additional activities include games, Aqua Challenge inflatable obstacle course and special visit from Alex the Bunny.

To register, visit alexandriava.gov/webtrac and search activity #484200. The registration fee is $5 per participant, chaperones free.

For additional information, contact Lindsay Burneson at 703.746.5457.

03/27/15 10:55pm
2 Duke Street - part of Robinson South project being planned for the Alexandria, Virginia waterfront

Courtesy photo

Preliminary Agreement with Robinson Terminal South Developer

Acting City Manager Mark B. Jinks announced today that the City has reached preliminary agreement with developer EYA, to require that barges be used, rather than trucks, to haul nearly all fill and excavation material during the redevelopment of the Robinson Terminal South warehouse into townhouses and multi-family units.